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LUBS2810 Business and the Legal Environment

20 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Liz Oliver

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1030Contract Law
LAW1045English Law: System, Contexts and Methods
LAW1095Introduction to Company Law

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary



This module aims to introduce students to the key elements of the UK legal system as it affects businesses and consumers. The module explores how legislation and case law are used to analyse and determine legal disputes.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- describe the way the legal system is organized and identify key legal concepts
- explain negligence, contract and company law at an introductory level
- distinguish and interpret legislation and case law

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific:
- Identify the law relevant to a situation, apply that law and draw conclusions about the implications for management.

- demonstrate problem solving skills
- communicate in writing


Includes coverage of the key elements of the legal system, the law of negligence, the law of contract, the law of agency and the law relating to business organisations such as sole traders, partnerships, and companies.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours170.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

For each 20 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 200 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Written feedback is provided with the mark for the assessed coursework submitted.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case Study2,000 words.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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